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Creating a backup plan for our files


A module of our software system is to allow users to upload files to our on-premise file server which runs Windows 10 Pro.

We need to replicate every file uploaded to secondary storage medium to restore them in case a failure in main storage medium.

Please, I need your help in creating, configuring such disaster recovery plan.

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Sajid Shaik MSystem Admin

what kind of storage you are using ...

are you using any backup application or tool ?

is it a windows backup ?

please update
Anas TINASoftware Developer


The files are to be stored on server hard desk (SSD) as main storage; we need to add on-premise secondary storage for disaster recovery option.

1. What do you suggest for the secondary storage, please?

2. Also, please suggest any good application or tool to keep the secondary storage in sync with main one.

Sajid Shaik MSystem Admin

the first thing is Disaster Recovery plan is not at same site... it should be in different location...

any how if you plan to make a secondary backup or off site backup

with most of the backup applications u can achieve this..

EX:  Veritas Backup Exec
        Veem Backup

or Cloud backup using the above or any similar

alternative way is the file sync

a folder will sync to any other network connected location i.e



all the best
Fred MarshallPrincipal

I've been using SecondCopy with the file archiving feature turned on.  Its Simple Copy mode creates additive backups; i.e. no deletions are mirrored, new files are added and changed files are archived.
In our case, we have 3 sites with intersite links so we generate identical backups at those sites.  This takes care of offsite needs.
We also use Carbonite on the backup computer at one of the sites.
Local backups are simple enough. A External device or (preferably) NAS would work fine though I would recommend using encryption

I also fully agree with suggestions regarding off site storage. This could be your primary backup method or secondary for redundancy

Cloud service are typically recommended though this can easily be accomplished on your own as well.

As far as software, we've been using BackupAssist - https://www.backupassist.com/ - for a few years with no complaints. It's saved our bacon on a couple of occasions.

BackupAssist offers several file and system backup options and provides a 30day free trial.

Alternately depending on the number of files being backed up, you can easily backup using robocopy.
A batch file can easily automate the process